It has taken me longer than I had planned to come back to this topic. I’ve been thinking about it, though, and want to be sure my thoughts are well-processed before I write them down. I also was listening to some teachings about what a disciple really is in Jewish culture. That has made my brain work extra hard. 🙂 So bear with me.
“Go therefore and make disciples.” My husband has a handy-dandy program with a Lexicon and dictionary and he can look up words to see what they mean in the original language. He says this word that is translated “go” really means “as you are going.” Translated that way, this command pretty clearly assumes those first disciples would be going. We could apply it to our lives to mean — as we are going, wherever we are going, be a disciple and make disciples.
We don’t have to be called to a foreign country. We don’t have to be in full-time Christian ministry. As we are going, we should be a disciple and make disciples.
What does this look like? I have some thoughts, but I will save those for when I have more time to write. I do want to hear your ideas, though. What does this look like in your life?